Bicyclists have a new tool to help make Colorado’s roads friendlier to bicycling.
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) confirmed that its hotline to report aggressive driving is available to bicyclists if they see a motorist putting a bicyclist at risk.
The phone number is Star CSP (*277) when dialed from a mobile phone. Thanks to a State Patrol partnership with mobile phone companies calls to this hotline are free.
This is not like a normal phone number; you do not need to dial an area code. Simply press the * key (usually the lowest left key on a phone pad) and then 277. This number only works on mobile phones. If you are calling from a non-mobile phone dial 303-239-4501 or any State Patrol Communication Center. In the case of an emergency dial 911.
When dialing Star CSP bicyclists should be prepared to communicate:
The license plate number is the key. This allows the State Patrol to identify the vehicle owner’s name, driving record, and address. Without the license plate number, identifying the vehicle is impossible.
We applaud the State Patrol for its work keeping roads safe. Star CSP is an important tool for bicycling safety and helping to ensure aggressive drivers are held accountable for their actions. Colorado State Patrol’s Star CSP website is: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/StatePatrol-Main/CBON/1251594510991
Star CSP is an important tool to help keep roads safe - please share this info with your friends.
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